Momentum Problem -- Bullet fired into a block of wood

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Homework Statement:
A gun is fired vertically into a block of wood(unknown mass) at rest directly above it. If the bullet has a mass of 24.0g and a speed of 310 m/s, how high will the block rise into the air after the bullet becomes embedded in it?
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A gun is fired vertically into a block of wood(unknown mass) at rest directly above it. If the bullet has a mass of 24.0g and a speed of 310 m/s, how high will the block rise into the air after the bullet becomes embedded in it?
 

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PeroK
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You need to make an effort to solve this yourself.
 
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Break it into two stages, first the impact, then the subsequent rise of the block+bullet.
For "relevant equations ", what conservation laws might apply in each?
 

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